• Title I Information

    Title I, Part A

    What is the purpose of Title I, Part A?
    Title I, Part A of the Elementary and
    Secondary Education Act (ESEA),
    reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind
    (NCLB) Act of 2001, has the primary purpose,
    “to ensure all children have a fair, equal, and
    significant opportunity to obtain a high-
    quality education and reach, at a minimum,
    proficiency on challenging state academic
    achievement standards and state academic
    assessments.” To help ensure student
    success, Local Educational Agencies
    (LEAs/Districts) and schools must design,
    implement and evaluate Title I, Part A
    programs that (Section 1001, PL 107-110):

    1. Use high-quality academic assessments,
    curricula, and instructional materials that
    are aligned with State Standards;

    2. Meet the educational needs of low-
    achieving children in high-poverty schools,
    limited English proficient children,
    migratory children, children
    with disabilities, Indian children,
    neglected or delinquent children, and
    young children in need of reading

    3. Close the achievement gap between high
    and low-performing children, especially
    the achievement gaps between minority
    and nonminority students and between
    disadvantaged children and their more
    advantaged peers;

    4. Improve the academic achievement of all
    students and identify and turn around
    low-performing schools;

    5. Distribute and target resources
    sufficiently to make a difference where
    needs are greatest;

    6. Improve and strengthen accountability,
    teaching, and learning by using state
    assessments to ensure students are meeting
    the State Standards and increasing
    achievement overall, but especially for the

    7. Provide greater decision-making authority and
    flexibility to schools and teachers in exchange
    for greater responsibility for student

    8. Provide children an enriched and accelerated
    educational program, including the use of
    schoolwide programs or additional services
    that increase the amount and quality of
    instructional time;

    9. Promote schoolwide reform and ensure
    children have access to effective, scientifically
    based instructional strategies and challenging
    academic content;

    10. Provide staff in participating schools with
    substantial opportunities for professional

    11. Coordinate services with other educational
    services, and, to the extent feasible, with other
    agencies providing services to youth, children,
    and families; and

    12. Afford families substantial and meaningful
    opportunities to participate in the education of
    their children.